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Ideological, social and cultural aspects of events.

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This book addresses the social and cultural side of events and explores the role they have in fostering change and community development. It examines the transformatory function of events in the context of development studies - as phenomena that can promote and facilitate human development, including social, societal and individual change. The book is organized into five thematic parts. The first part (chapters 1-2) seeks to establish that events are first and foremost a societal phenomenon - a fact that is often overlooked in the event management literature. The second part (chapters 3-5) focuses specifically on the ways in which ideologies underpin events. The third part (chapters 6-8) deals with the construction of values and collective visions for events. The fourth part (chapters 9-14), under the heading of Multiculturalism, Community and Integration, brings together a collection of case studies that are connected by a broader focus on the importance of events for communities. The last section (chapter 15) presents an overall summary and conclusions.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Events as societal phenomena. Author(s): Pernecky, T. Moufakkir, O.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 12) Events in the liquid modern world: the call for fluid acumen in the presentation of peoples, places, pasts and presents. Author(s): Hollinshead, K. Kuon, V. Alajmi, M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 28) The making of societies through events: on ideology, power and consent. Author(s): Pernecky, T.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 47) Let there be rock! A tale of two Christian music festivals. Author(s): Pastoor, C. Caton, K. Belhassen, Y. Collins, B. Wallin, M. R.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 60) The Exit Festival: contesting political pasts, impacts on youth culture and regenerating the image of Serbia and Novi Sad. Author(s): Wise, N. Flinn, J. Mulec, I.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 74) Social constructions of value: marketing considerations for the context of event and festival visitation. Author(s): Rihova, I. Buhalis, D. Moital, M. Gouthro, M. B.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 86) Transformation and Liverpool European Capital of Culture 2008. Author(s): Platt, L. C.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 100) Reimagining a sustainable future through artistic events: a case study from Wales. Author(s): Dunkley, R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 110) Yag'ubi: a transforming event that flowered and died. Author(s): Cooper, M. J. M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 124) Mindful of the mosaic: a multicultural approach to analysing perceptions of non-profit festival exhibitors at multi-ethnic events. Author(s): McClinchey, K. A.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 140) The Halifax Greek fest: the social and cultural significance of hosting a festival for the Halifax Greek community and Halifax society. Author(s): Alexandrou, P.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 154) The 'Community Action Dash': resident and visitor perceptions of an inner city neighbourhood during a community-led event. Author(s): Nykiforuk, C. I. J. Nieuwendyk, L. M. Humeniuk, A. Klaver, K.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 171) Beyond economic benefits: exploring the effects of festivals and events on community capitals. Author(s): Kline, C. Oliver, J.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 182) VFR event tourism and social networks 'at-a-distance': rural community development through reunion and celebration. Author(s): Ziakas, V. Costa, C. A.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 200) Event studies and the crisis of representation. Author(s): Moufakkir, O.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Hospitality Business School, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Handelskade 75, 7417 DH Deventer, Netherlands.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2015
  • ISBN
  • 9781780643526
  • Record Number
  • 20143421934